If you’ve ever wanted to travel into the future, well look no further than the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show.
CES, the annual consumer trade show organized by the Consumer Technology Association, is the preeminent platform for introducing new products in consumer technology and electronics. Held over three days in Las Vegas, CES 2017 gathered over 175,000 attendees from over 150 countries to see the latest, often mind-bending, innovations in everything from televisions to virtual reality to robots to personal care. It’s where buyers, consumers and technology buffs get the first glimpse of items that will change our lives five months or even 5 years from now.
ZTEK was honored to be among the exhibitors at CES 2017. But in addition to getting to share our vision for purifying, protecting and healing the world, we got to geek out on all the cool products on display! Here are just a few of our favorites…
The ultimate backpack to keep you powered on the go. This high-performance carryall incorporates all the features you expect from a modern backpack, like a laptop sleeve, super tough, easy to grab zippers, and high-quality waterproof nylon construction. But what sets it apart is its ultra-efficient crystal silicon solar panel, allowing you to charge up to four devices at once from anywhere! Just one hour in the sun provides enough solar charge for 3 hours of smartphone usage. No sun? No problem. You can also charge up from your laptop or wall outlet. www.hitechninja.com
This little charmer combines the fastest brain on a robot with the most advanced machine learning. Add in the world’s best voice recognition engine, and you’ve got a personal assistance robot that can really learn and grow and even understand emotion! This robot can help with your personal tasks like making phone calls or looking up information, can act as an elder or child companion, and can even act as your personal camera man. Who needs a selfie stick when you can have one of these? www.slightech.com
CES isn’t just for the grownups…. This year, everyone’s favorite colorful Danish building bricks went to the next level. LEGO Boost offers builders young and old the opportunity to put their creations into action. By layering a coding mechanism onto the brick stacking tradition, kids can program their creations to light up, make noise, and even walk. Coding for kids is all the rage in education and technology, but this system stands apart by taking a familiar activity and turning it up a notch. And while Boost is targeted to kids, we have a feeling that more than a few adults will be on the floor bringing their LEGO to life…. www.lego.com
Sigh…don’t you miss the old Polaroid Instamatic Cameras? Well wist away no more–Polaroid has brought that instant satisfaction back with its new Pop camera. With a rounded, more streamlined look than the iconic (albeit, unwieldy) original, the new version also incorporates an LED screen on the back, allowing you to preview your images before you print. Oh, and those prints? The same 3”x4” white-bordered images we all knew and loved, modernized by ink-free ZINK technology. www.polaroid.com
We’re big believers in the power of fitness to help you stay healthy, but some of the fitness trackers on the market are, well…less than stylish. Enter this little beauty. The Moviv Ring is an activity and sleep tracker no larger than the size of a traditional band, in stylish shades of rose gold or slate grey ultralight titanium. Measuring everything from calories burned to steps to sleep duration, the Motiv Ring can stay charged for 3-5 days and is even waterproof. Obviously trading an embedded screen for the discrete size, the Motiv Ring syncs to your smartphone to provide customized feedback. Charge it from your laptop or the handy keychain charger. See, just like that, no more excuses. www.mymotiv.com